Ugh.........Young guy running a Golden Retiever many ,many , years ago , was working on his CD novice. He was taught to tell the dog stay with a open hand and walk away. This young guy was running a licensed Derby stake. To his amazement he made it to the last series with his 20 month old amateur trained Golden running his first licensed trial the place Madison !Wisconsin. The Golden pinned the water marks. The guy was so nervous his hands were shaking. As he walked off the line, one of the judges, long deceased, told the young guy he was sorry but they had to eliminate him. The young Man asked why, the judge replied you hit your dog on the nose with your hand when you told her to stay. We considered it touching your dog and intimidation . I walked off the line thinking what the heck is this silly game called field trials. The local pro won the Derby. True story. If you didn't catch the "I " it was me. Their would be many more over the years, but, there were a few gifts too.